Troy University to be featured on "The Balancing Act" airing on Lifetime Television

Posted: Tuesday, 30 June 2015
Balancing Act

Troy University will be featured in four upcoming episodes of the morning show "The Balancing Act" airing on Lifetime Television.

The four-episode miniseries marks the second time Troy University has been featured on "The Balancing Act," America's premier morning show that brings today's busy on-the-go modern women positive solutions and cutting-edge ideas to help balance and enrich their lives every day. An episode in August 2014 featured TROY alumna and professor Dr. Kelli Cleveland, who shared her experience balancing work and family while pursuing her doctorate degree, and how TROY's online learning options helped make the process easier.

That episode will re-air on July 6, kicking off the four-episode series featuring TROY faculty, staff and alumni.

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Anderson Monarchs Little League Baseball team tours TROY's Rosa Parks Museum

Posted: Friday, 26 June 2015
Anderson Monarchs at the Rosa Parks Museum

MONTGOMERY – Members of the Philadelphia Youth Organization's Anderson Monarchs Little League Baseball team, including star pitcher Mo'ne Davis, toured Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum Thursday as a part of a 23-day, 21-city Civil Rights tour.

A tribute to Jackie Robinsons, the Negro Leagues and the Civil Rights Movement, the tour is intended to provide team members the opportunity to "experience, first hand, what life on the road was like for black players in the first half of the 20th century." As such, the team is making the tour aboard an authentic 1947 Flxible Clipper touring bus.

The tour, which is being documented by ESPN, made stops in Birmingham on Wednesday, including the 16th Street Baptist Church and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

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Victims of Charleston church shooting remembered at wreath-laying ceremony

Posted: Tuesday, 23 June 2015
Wreath Ceremony

MONTGOMERY - As a wreath was placed in the atrium of Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum on Friday afternoon in memory of the nine lives lost in a shooting at a Charleston, S.C. church, participants in the ceremony expressed their grief, found strength in their faith and vowed to make a difference by addressing troubling issues and having difficult discussions.

Troy University officials and members of the Montgomery community joined in the ceremony to remember those killed during a Wednesday evening prayer meeting at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. The church's pastor, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney was among the victims.

Dr. Felicia Bell, director of the Rosa Parks Museum, led the program, explaining that not only was Mrs. Parks a longtime member of the African Methodist Episcopal Church but also a deaconess, the highest position for a laywoman within the denomination.

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Troy University and Montgomery community members express condolences for victims of South Carolina church shooting with a wreath laying at the Rosa Parks Museum

Posted: Friday, 19 June 2015

MONTGOMERY – Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum and members of the Montgomery community are remembering victims of Wednesday's shooting that claimed nine lives at an historic African American Church in Charleston, S.C.

On Friday at 4 p.m., University officials and community leaders will place a wreath in the museum's atrium in remembrance of those who lost their lives during a prayer service at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. According to news reports, the church's pastor, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, was among the victims.

Participating in the ceremony today are Dr. Felicia Bell, director of the Rosa Parks Museum; Dr. Farrell J. Duncombe, pastor of Saint Paul AME Church; Dr. Lawson Bryan, pastor of First United Methodist Church and Robert James, president of the Montgomery Improvement Association. The public, civic leaders and elected officials are invited to attend.

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TROY chancellor recognized for international leadership

Posted: Friday, 19 June 2015
Rosa Parks

TROY - Troy University Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr. received an outstanding service award for creating and sustaining the Sino-American 1-2-1 Dual Degree Program, on the program's 15th anniversary.

The award was presented Tuesday in Xiamen, China during the 1-2-1 President's Conference at Huaqiao University. Dr. Hawkins also made remarks to the conference.

The 1-2-1 Program, which began at Troy University and has grown into a national model exchange program, brings students from Chinese universities who have completed their first year of studies to the United States for two years of study at a partnering American university, then returns those students to their home institutions for a final year. When the students complete their academic programs, they receive degrees from the home institution and the partnering American university.

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Troy University's John M. Long School of Music plays host to second annual Music Industry Camp

Posted: Wednesday, 17 June 2015

TROY - Troy University's John M. Long School of Music will play host to the second annual Music Industry Camp June 18-20 on the Troy Campus.

M.I.C. Check, as the camp is known, is designed to provide an educational experience for high school students who are interested in a career in the entertainment and music industries.

"M.I.C. Check at Troy University is a unique and invaluable opportunity for student musicians aspiring to have a career in the music industry," said Robert W. Smith, coordinator of TROY's Music Industry Program.

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Troy University's Sound of the South Marching Band hosts Leadership Camp this week

Posted: Tuesday, 16 June 2015
SOTS Leadership Camp

TROY - More than 500 middle and high school band students from Alabama, Florida and Georgia are on the Troy Campus this week taking part in the Sound of the South Marching Band's annual Leadership Camp.

The camp, which will run through June 18, includes courses in concert band, music theory, percussion ensemble, majorette, color guard, drum major and dance line that will help students develop skills necessary for individual and ensemble performance.

"Everyone benefits from the intensive instruction at the camp," said Dr. Mark Walker, director of university bands. "Hopefully, they will take what they learn at this camp back to their schools this fall and make their bands even better."

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Troy IT Wins 2015 SC Professional Award for Best Security Team in United States

Posted: Thursday, 11 June 2015
TROY's Secured Operations Team

TROY, Ala. – Troy University's Office of Information Technology has been awarded Best Security Team in the United States at the 2015 SC Awards.

The award was presented to TROY's Secured Operations Team in April during the 2015 SC Awards Gala held in San Francisco, Calif.

"Troy University is pleased to be recognized for its efforts in the Cyber Security arena," said Dr. W. Greg Price, chief technology and security officer for Troy University. "Our considerable efforts in information security are constructed on awareness programs and carefully designed computing environments."

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Troy University to host college prep camp for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students

Posted: Friday, 05 June 2015

TROY - High school upper classmen and recent graduates who are deaf or hard of hearing will get a preview of college life June 7-13 as Troy University plays host to Camp Success.

The camp is designed to provide training and information that will assist students in being successful in the college setting, said Judy Robertson, director of Troy University's Interpreter Training Program (ITP).

"This camp is designed to provide deaf and hard of hearing students an opportunity to come to a college setting and further develop skills that may not be covered in their individual classrooms," Robertson said. "We will teach budgeting, the do's and don'ts of interacting with a college professor and other skills that will benefit students."

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Troy University to present Summer Spectacular children's camp starting June 9

Posted: Friday, 05 June 2015
TROY's Summer Spectacular

DOTHAN - Troy University's annual learning enrichment camp for local children, Summer Spectacular, will explore global cultures starting June 9 at Kelly Springs Elementary School.

Open to children ages 4 to 12, the camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, from June 9-July 2. The cost is $30 per week, per child.

Troy University students majoring in education lead the annual four-week summer learning enrichment program. Summer Spectacular provides a fun learning environment for children while giving TROY students hands-on experience in a classroom setting.

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Troy University's Dew selected for NCCI's Brent Ruben Award

Posted: Friday, 05 June 2015
Troy University Ashkelon team

TROY - Dr. John R. Dew, Senior Vice Chancellor for Student Services and Administration at Troy University, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Brent Ruben Award presented by the Network for Change and Continuous Innovation (NCCI).

The award is named for Brent Ruben, executive director of the Rutgers University Center for Organizational Development and Leadership and a distinguished professor of communications, and is given to an organization member in recognition of leadership in shaping and sustaining NCCI to advance excellence in higher education. The award will be presented at the NCCI Annual Business Meeting/Awards Luncheon on July 17 in Nashville, Tenn.

"John Dew has demonstrated excellent leadership and a longstanding dedication to NCCI. He definitely deserves this award," said NCCI President Catherine Lilly of the University of Michigan. "His willingness to lead in the early years, when our organization was in a fledgling state, was absolutely essential to providing a pathway to the successes our organization now enjoys. I want to thank the Excellence Committee under the leadership of Maury Cotter at the University of Wisconsin for recognizing the work John has done to move NCCI forward."

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TROY students return to Ashkelon archeological expedition in Israel

Posted: Wednesday, 03 June 2015
Troy University Ashkelon team

TROY - For the seventh year, a group from Troy University will spend part of the summer in Israel working with a team of scholars and students excavating the ancient seaport city of Ashkelon.

Six TROY students, under the direction of anthropology professor Dr. Bill Grantham, will spend June 6 through July 18 working and learning alongside top scholars in the fields of Near Eastern and biblical archaeology. The expedition is part of TROY's partnership, in its sixth year, with Harvard University, Wheaton College, Boston College and the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon.

Located on a 150-acre site alongside the Mediterranean in southern Israel, the Ashkelon area is home to at least 20 ancient cities dating from at 3500 B.C. to 1500 A.D. Canaanite, Philistine, Babylonian, Persian, Phoenician and Israeli civilizations are reflected in the strata of the excavation.

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TROY to present free screening of Ave Maria Grotto documentary "Brother Joseph and the Grotto"

Posted: Wednesday, 03 June 2015
Rosa Parks

DOTHAN - Troy University and St. Columba Catholic Church will co-host a screening of the documentary "Brother Joseph and the Grotto" followed by a discussion featuring the film's director Cliff Vaughn and producer Carol Anne Cross on Sunday, June 14.

The event will be held starting at 2 p.m. at St. Columba Catholic Church in Dothan. Admission is free and open to the public.

"Brother Joseph and the Grotto" is about Benedictine monk Brother Joseph Zoettl who built Ave Maria Grotto at Saint Bernard Abbey near Cullman, Ala. Brother Joseph began building the grotto in 1918 as a miniature Jerusalem, but in 1932 the Abbey asked him to expand it in a different location. Opened in 1934, the grotto consists of approximately 125 miniature models including Rome's St. Peter's Basilica and Colosseum, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Alamo, the Tower of Babel, Noah's Ark, and many others.

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CB&T East Alabama President talks power of thoughts with TROY graduates

Posted: Monday, 01 June 2015
Rosa Parks

COLUMBUS, Ga. - The President and CEO of CB&T East Alabama, Wade M. Burford, told Troy University graduates that their lives run in the direction of their thoughts.

"Careful thoughts start a process," Burford said. "Thoughts are the drivers as to who each of us are."

Burford delivered the keynote address during the spring commencement ceremony for TROY's Phenix City Campus and Columbus/Fort Benning Site on Friday, May 29, at the Columbus Georgia Convention & Trade Center. About 150 graduates received degrees during the ceremony.

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Seminar aims to assist small businesses in connecting with government contracting opportunities

Posted: Monday, 01 June 2015

DOTHAN - Troy University's Small Business Development Center and the Alabama Procurement Technical Assistance Center will offer a free seminar to small businesses wanting to do business with the federal government.

"Introduction to Government Contracting" will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Thursday, June 11, in room 206 Adams Hall on TROY's Dothan Campus.

Each federal agency has a small business program and many have a small business specialist who serves as a liaison between the agency and the small businesses that want to sell to them, said Judy Callin, a senior consultant with the TROY SBDC.

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